With Brexit dominating the headlines, it’s easy to forget that there's real people behind the parliamentary drama and the sound bites.
Up and down the country, people are anxiously waiting to see what the outcome of Brexit will be. There’s been plenty warnings that a no-deal scenario could put essentials like food, jobs and medication at risk.
A letter posted to Twitter, which is was allegedly written by a 10 year-old girl, lays this out in stark terms.
The letter was tweeted by @kellyB_Oxford, who claims it was written by her daughter. It reads:
"I am writing to you to tell you why I think you should reconsider Brexit. I have had my doubts about writing this letter – I’m just a child and who is going to Listen. Anyway here goes.
Last year, My mum was diagnosed with breast cancer. It really scared me, but there were lots of amazing people to help my mum through surgery, treatment and recovery. Mu mum still has to take special medication every day and an injection every month. But if Brexit happens there might be complications or it wil be hard to transport the medication to the UK. Consequently, my mum will not be able to get the medication she needs to keep the cancer away.
All over the country there are stories like my mum’s unfolding. What if people can’t get the help they need. I hope you think about it."
The letter went viral on Twitter, with many praising the alleged writer’s bravery in tackling such a difficult topic.
Others shared similar worries about medication in post-Brexit Britain.
Though some thought that children should be shielded from such worries.